Do you have nasal congestion, itchy/runny eyes, coughing, and ear popping? If you live in Arizona you know that seasonal allergies never really go away. Common causes of allergies include:
- Pet dander
- Insect sting
Allergies occur when your body comes into contact with a foreign substance and your immune systems reaction to that substance. In an allergic reaction your immune system releases histamine. The release of histamine is what causes the symptoms associated with allergies.
An allergic reaction can range from minor symptoms such as sneezing and itchy eyes to severe anaphylaxis. In any case, it is advised that you speak with a doctor about the allergic reactions you may experience. Although most allergies can not be entirely cured, IV therapy can help the body to dilute the allergen and relieve allergy symptoms.
How IV Therapy Helps Allergies
Most people have heard of a Neti Pot, and those work wonders to help with congestion in the nose. However, products such as this only provide short term relief. When it comes to IV therapy, IV drips flush allergens from the inside out to help your body fight off what it finds to be causing the immunologic response.
Antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Allegra and Benadryl are often go-to treatments for people experiencing allergies. Each of these contain different types of medications and are helpful at blocking symptoms of allergies but do not help with flushing the allergen from the body. Receiving IV treatments helps the body to flush out the allergens. IV antihistamine and anti-inflammatory medications can be added to the IV treatment providing instant relief of symptoms and long term dilution of the allergen.
Vitamins to Help with Allergies
Adding certain vitamins and supplements to your IV treatment can also help alleviate allergy symptoms. Glutathione is a super antioxidant that has many health benefits including helping to support the immune system and reducing inflammation. Some studies have found that people suffering from certain types of allergies have reduced levels of glutathione. Adding glutathione to an IV treatment will help increase those levels. Vitamin C is another potent antioxidant that can reduce the severity of allergic reactions. Vitamin C slows down the body’s overreaction to a foreign substance, subsequently decreasing the histamine release.
If you are suffering from a severe allergic reaction, you should call 911 or speak with a doctor immediately. If you suffer from seasonal allergies or are having a minor allergic reaction, IV therapy can help you feel better faster and aid in removing the allergen from the body rather than just masking symptoms. Not only will IV therapy help you with your allergies, but it will also help to keep you hydrated in the Arizona heat.
At IV Revival we provide high quality pH balanced fluids, vitamins, and at home IV treatments. Give us a call or book online, and one of our highly trained registered nurses will come to you so that you can refresh and revive from the comfort of your home, office, or hotel room. Request an appointment now and feel better in a matter of hours!